At least 3 dead, 6 injured in school shooting north of Detroit; teenage suspect in custody
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old student allegedly opened fire at a Michigan high school on Tuesday and killed at least three people while wounding at least six others.
The following information was released by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office shortly after Noon PST on November 30:
At 12:51pm, the first 9-1-1 call was placed about an active shooter at Oxford High School. Dispatch received over 100 9-1-1 calls during the incident. We are sad to report there are (3) deceased at this time with (6) other shot. One of the six was a school teacher.
Authorities said in an initial news release that there were no reported fatalities in the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of about 22,000 people roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.
Officers responded at around 12:55 p.m. to a report of an active shooter at the school and arrested the suspect and recovered a handgun, the sheriff’s office said, adding that it didn’t think there was more than one attacker.
Authorities didn’t immediately identify the suspected shooter or say whether any of the wounded were students.
A medical helicopter landed shortly after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the school.
The school was placed on lockdown, with some students sheltering in locked classrooms while officers searched the premises. They were later taken to a nearby Meijer grocery store to be picked up by their parents.